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13 Oct 2017

Dialogue + Studio: Bookbinding with Combat Paper

On day two, Nathan Lewis offers a bookbinding workshop with handmade paper created from military uniforms. Participants will learn two styles of bookbinding, as well as explore the relationship between Combat Paper’s work and objects on view in the War and Pieced exhibition. Limited to 15 individuals.

The Dialogue + Studio workshop series offers participants opportunities to gain insight into and engage with self-taught art, past and present, at a deep level. Focused discussions about select themes, techniques, and materials featured in current exhibitions couple with related expert-led hands-on workshops.


Nathan Lewis is a papermaker and bookbinder (but his parents only know about the tree service he works for). The first time that he made paper, he used the U.S. Army uniform that he wore in the United States military invasion of Iraq. His work continues to deal with themes of war and the military. Nathan maintains a secret book arts bunker in the hills of the Finger Lakes. Look for his neatly stacked pile of firewood.


Image courtesy of Nathan Lewis

1:00 pm–4:00 pm

$15 members, students, seniors; $20 non-members; free for veterans

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